Super Soul Sunday
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Michael Singer's 12-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening
Posted: Wed 08/07/2013 12:00 AM
I was pleased to see that they had read The Untethered Soul and gotten a lot from the book. Our discussions always seemed to come down to "Are there some concise tips for everyday life that would accelerate spiritual growth and awakening?" To augment my discussions with Oprah during the "Super Soul Sunday" interview, I thought I'd share my 12-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening.
- Michael Singer
1. Realize that you are in there.
You must first come to realize that you are in there. From deep inside, you are experiencing this world. You are experiencing your physical body, your thoughts and your emotions. You are conscious and you are experiencing what it is like to be human.
2. Realize that you are not okay in there.
Look to see what's going on inside. If you want to understand why you've done everything you have ever done, if you want to see what's really going on, just observe your mind and emotions—just experience your inner state. If you objectively look, you will see that you are never completely at peace. You will see that you are not okay in there.
3. Realize that you're always trying to be okay. At any point when you look at the state of your inner being, you will see that something is bothering you. You will then notice that this causes urges, drives and impulses to do something about it. You will find yourself constantly trying to either get something or avoid something. All of this is done in an attempt to be okay.
4. Realize that your mind has taken on the job of figuring out how everything needs to be for you to be okay. If you watch, you will see that your mind is always telling you what you should and should not do, what others should and should not do, and how things should and should not be. All of this is the mind's attempt to first create a conceptual model of what would make you okay, and then try to get the outside world to match it.
Get the next 8 steps in Michael's 12-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening
Then, watch Oprah and Michael's complete interview Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT.